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ANONYMOUS UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER. United States Army Arctic Indoctrination School Photographs; n.d., 1950-1952. .1 cu ft.

The soldier who collected these photographs attended the United States Army Arctic Indoctrination School at Big Delta in 1950 to 1951. The soldier was probably a member of the Chemical Section, 301st Logistical Command, stationed at Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas.

The collection consists of 50 black and white prints, most of which are of training at the Army Arctic Indoctrination School. Forty-eight of the prints are U. S. Army Signal Corps photographs of training at the school in 1950 and 1951. Subjects of these photographs include: winter training exercises with soldiers skiing, sledding, using tracked vehicles, and setting up camps; summer training exercises in the area of the Delta River, Black Rapids Glacier, and Tanana Slough, with soldiers rappelling down mountains, crossing rivers in various crafts, and eating a meal; school classrooms and buildings; and various weapons, aircraft, and scenery. Two of the prints are personal photographs taken of four different soldiers at Camp Bullis, some of whom were members of the Chemical Section, 301st Logistical Command. There are also selected copy negatives of 35 images.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2004.

JAS (5/2004)